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Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilson, Henry, born 1864 - died 1934 (designer)
    Wilson, Henry, born 1864 - died 1934 (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, enamelled, opals, pearls, emeralds

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.363&PART-1958

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 28, shelf C, box 2 []

Henry Wilson's jewellery is distinctive for its rich colour combinations worked in stones and enamel, and its sculptural qualities. Like many other Arts and Crafts designers, including C.R. Ashbee, Wilson trained originally as an architect. He became interested in metals in the early 1890s, and went on to teach at the Royal College of Art, publishing a practical manual Silverwork and Jewellery in 1903.

In the preface to the manual he encouraged the student to ‘feed his imagination on old work’ and his own attraction to historical themes can be seen in the overall form of this necklace.

Physical description

Necklace, gold, set with opals, pearls and emeralds and decorated with enamel; together with pendant medallion

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1905 (made)

Artist/maker

Wilson, Henry, born 1864 - died 1934 (designer)
Wilson, Henry, born 1864 - died 1934 (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, enamelled, opals, pearls, emeralds

Object history note

Formerly in the collection of the British Institute of Industrial Arts

Descriptive line

Necklace, gold, set with opals, pearls and emeralds and decorated with enamel, designed by Henry Wilson, made at the workshop of Henry Wilson, London, about 1905

Materials

Gold; Opal; Pearl; Emerald; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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